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Chuck Hagel

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  • Government shutdown won't extend to Air Force-Navy contest

    Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games: MORNING Air Force (1-4) at Navy (2-1)...
  • Sweeping review ordered for Pentagon's troubled nuclear force

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered a sweeping review of the Pentagon's troubled nuclear weapons force and summoned commanders for a face-to-face meeting amid an investigation into cheating and drug use by missile-launch officers,...
  • Nuclear safety issue lingers

    WASHIINGTON--Shades of Cold War anxiety were rekindled recently by reports that Air Force investigations were underway into alleged drug use, as well as cheating on preparedness tests, among nuclear missile launch officers working in the nation's...
  • U.S. prepared to evacuate Americans if needed during Sochi Olympics

    U.S. prepared to evacuate Americans if needed during Sochi Olympics
    WASHINGTON — With just two weeks before the opening of the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, there has been an increase in reports of security threats, a senior administration official said Friday. “We've seen an uptick in threat reporting&...
  • Obama awards Medal of Honor to 24 veterans, cites 'unimaginable' valor

    Obama awards Medal of Honor to 24 veterans, cites 'unimaginable' valor
    WASHINGTON - It took decades, congressional legislation and a review of thousands of war records, but two dozen veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday from President Obama at an emotional White House ceremony....
  • Naval Academy superintendent defends prosecution of assault case

    Naval Academy superintendent defends prosecution of assault case
    The superintendent of the Naval Academy told a military judge Friday that his decision to prosecute a midshipman in a high-profile sexual assault case was not influenced by politicians, public pressure or his military supervisors. Vice Adm. Michael H....
  • U.S. slams Syria for failing to meet chemical weapons commitments

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday slammed Syria for failing to fulfill its pledges to surrender its most dangerous chemical weapons for destruction and voiced concern that the entire project could now be in jeopardy. In a statement...
  • Top general to ask Obama to keep more troops in Afghanistan

    Top general to ask Obama to keep more troops in Afghanistan
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. commander in Afghanistan is planning to go to the White House on Monday to argue for keeping about 10,000 troops in the country after this year, a subject that has exposed a fissure between some of President Obama's top...
  • Abe visits shrine to Japanese war dead, angering neighbors, U.S.

    Abe visits shrine to Japanese war dead, angering neighbors, U.S.
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a controversial shrine to World War II dead, including 14 convicted war criminals, ignoring U.S. advice against gestures bound to strain already tense relations with neighbors China and South Korea. Abe told...
  • Congress skeptical of new Pentagon spy agency

    WASHINGTON — Congress is giving only halfhearted support to a Pentagon effort to broaden military espionage operations beyond war zones. The Pentagon created the Defense Clandestine Service in April 2012 to recruit sources and steal secrets around...
  • Military sex assault critics want justice overhaul

    Military sex assault critics want justice overhaul
    Congress was poised late Thursday to pass new legal protections for victims of sexual assault in the military, but victims and their advocates already were looking ahead to a larger battle: the contentious campaign to overhaul the military justice system....